Alston & Bird’s interdisciplinary team helps clients evaluate current policies and standards, manage emerging risks, navigate climate change issues (including federal and state programs), capitalize on new opportunities (including renewable energy and clean technologies), understand and benefit from emissions trading programs, audit current practices, and develop new sustainability initiatives.
The group’s attorneys have extensive experience, including environmental auditing; regulatory compliance; Brownfields and Superfund laws, including cost recovery; construction issues, such as green building design and LEED certification; real estate and zoning; energy and utilities law, including siting, permitting, contracting and other incentives; environmental due diligence; water and air quality; waste reduction, minimization and recycling; shareholder concerns on social and environmental impacts, including disclosure of climate-related risks under the United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules; research and development on emerging technologies; natural resource damage laws; climate change law and policy; reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; reforestation and carbon crediting projects; tax incentives, including conservation easements; and unique financing opportunities.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
Current and future laws effecting corporate social responsibility continue to challenge businesses to change and adapt their production and consumption patterns to sustain business growth and meet the emerging standards for environmental protection and social responsibility. Alston & Bird’s extensive experience in the different legal regimes that regulate or touch upon environmental protection and social responsibility bring added value to a wide range of clients.